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“Excellent Location, Great Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glorietta Bay Inn
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
86 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent Location, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2010

I organized a large work conference and our original lodging facilities fell through, yet we were able to book all of the required rooms at the Glorietta Bay Inn for the same price. My room was almost like a one bedroom apartment, with a seperate full kitchen and bathroom, and outside patio area. Laudry facilities and pool are also available. Complimentary breakfast served each morning. Although this is not the newest facility, the rooms were very large and spacious, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the location is among the best on the island. Directly across the street from the famous Hotel Del - it is only a short walk to the beach and many restaurants and shops along Orange Ave. Parking is limited in the hotel lots, but there is convenient residential parking nearby.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Thank WhatMickyEats
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Somonauk
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

My first trip to see my daughter who moved to SanDiego. Wanted to have a special Mom & daughter mini getaway & choose the Wonderful Glorietta. My choice was largely due to the reviews on Trip Advisor. And let me tell you I can't believe they have gone down to #2 spot.
Location,price ,service & lovely accomodations all rolled into one!
We choose the bayview room It had a small balcony with two chairs & a table Perfect for our evening wine time. Then down to the hottub located off the pool in 2 comfy robes that were hanging in our bathroom. (Which had a large beautiful shower ) We didn't stay in the Mansion but enjoyed our breakfast there( It is lovely) but loved our room & would probably choose it again! Everything is well maintained & very clean & pleasing to look at! Lovely flowers all around. Never having visted Coronado before wanted to see the Del & just a quick walk across the street you are there. We had lunch on the Sundeck of the Del & walked the Silver Strand Beach Only to return to the Del & sit on the comfy deck couchs & enjoy the view over drinks We returned to the Glorietta to get ready for the evening Wish we could have stayed longer but even for a mini getaway it still was perfect! If your going to Coronado you need to give it a try!

  • Stayed May 2010
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2 Thank jarol
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St. George, Utah
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2010

We just got back from a 3 day stay at the Glorietta Bay Inn. What a wonderful find! The customer service was excellent, we were treated like royalty. I was afraid that maybe it was too upscale for kids but there were quite a few families staying there. We loved the short walk to the Hotel Del's beach and restaurants. In the morning when the tide was out the kids loved checking the rocks for crabs and sea life. We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite and the room was immaculate. My kids loved having breakfast out on the terrace overlooking the pool and feeding the birds. They also loved swimming in the pool after a long day at the beach. Thanks to all the staff for making us feel so at home! We loved the cookies and lemonade in the afternoons and the beach toys they loaned to my kids to play with. We can't wait to go back(maybe we will have sun next time)!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank madde4
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Alberta
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

We loved it. Didn't feel as stuffy as our tours of the Del across the street. Was quiet enough. The breakfast was great and the room was perfect. We loved the beach and the area too. We even ate most days and nights in Coronado.
Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Milhouse34
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Rhode Island
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

After searching the SD area for over 40 hrs. online, made the decision to stay here at GBI..best decision I've ever made. We had a King Bayview which not only had gorgeous views, but the room was huge..with work area,dress area, decent bathroom with plenty of hot water and great towels. The complimentary breakfast is quite satisfying..if you can't find something to eat,then it's you that has a problem.The staff is very accommodating. To access beach it is a very EASY walk across the street to the Del..just avoid rush hour traffic..plenty of food and shopping on Coronado..I never want to leave..Only downside, could here TV in another room all night...easily remedied by wearing earplugs. You MUST stay here if planning on visiting the San Diego area.Forgot to mention FREE wi-fi all over!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank toothfairyRI
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Newport Beach, CA
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2010

Stayed for one night for a bday surprise. Location is pefect for quick walk across the street to Hotel Del and the beach - plus $200 cheaper than the Del. Our room was clean, bed was comfortable, and the pillows were soft.

The highlight was coming home after a dinner out to find truffles and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies waiting for us. The iced milked to pair with it was amazing as well! It was actually the thing that will keep us coming back if we do another Coronado trip!

The pool is small, and was filled with kids over the weekend. However, the hot tub was kid-free and enjoyable after a day of walking around Coronado.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dprocuk
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Sonora, Arizona
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103 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2010

We've stayed at the Glorietta perhaps a dozen times since the mid 1990s and continue to return. The measure of a wonderful hotel is how the staff feels about it -- and at the Glorietta every one of them, from the General Manager to the landscaping staff, they all refer to it as "MY Hotel." They are all proud of it and it shows in how they treat their guests. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank QuietWalker
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Property: Glorietta Bay Inn
Address: 1630 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118-2913
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Coronado
#3 Business Hotel in Coronado
#3 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Glorietta Bay Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glorietta Bay Inn is Coronado’s best boutique hotel. One block to the beach and just steps away from shopping and dining, this Coronado hotel invites you to experience award-winning guest service, ideal location, and abundant history and charm. ... more   less 
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